Assault Criminal Defense Lawyers in Georgetown, TX
Assault, domestic or otherwise, is no small matter. Bodily harm or offense
against another person—or even the threat of such harm—can
have serious repercussions for the victim's physical, mental, and
emotional health. For an individual who has been accused of such crimes,
the repercussions can be especially damaging, including fines upward of
$500 and/or serious jail time. Needless to say, a person who is wrongly
accused faces the possibility of severe punishment for a serious crime
that he or she did not commit.
Georgetown, TX area, the
criminal defense lawyers of
Hines, Ranc & Holub are passionate about defending and providing free legal advice to those
who are faced with accusations of such serious offenses.
How Is Assault Defined and What Are the Penalties?
In the state of Texas, there are two primary kinds of assault: simple assault
and aggravated assault. If the assault is committed by a blood relative,
spouse, ex-spouse, or long-term significant other, it's generally
considered a case of domestic assault.
Simple assault is defined as when an individual knowingly and recklessly
causes bodily injury to a person, threatens bodily injury, or has some
physical contact with an individual that the person feels is offensive
or provocative in some way. Aggravated assault, on the other hand, involves
knowingly causing a more serious level of bodily harm and/or using or
displaying a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime (including
while threatening someone or performing an offensive act).
The penalties for simple assault in Texas range from a relatively small
fine (up to $500 for a class C misdemeanor) to 2 to 20 years of jail time
and/or a $4,000 fine (for a class A misdemeanor). For aggravated assault,
Texans face penalties from up to a year in jail and/or a $4,000 fine (for
a class A misdemeanor) all the way to 100 years in prison and a $10,000
fine (for a first-degree felony charge)
In addition to fines and jail time, those found guilty of assault may be
required to pay some amount of restitution to the victim(s) of the assault.
This can include reimbursement for medical bills, payment for counseling,
and/or the repair or replacement of damaged personal property.
Defend Yourself Against Accusations with an Experienced Assault Lawyer
from Hines, Ranc & Holub
If you live in the Georgetown, TX area and have been accused of assault,
you're going to want to make sure you have a strong defense team at
your back. With a criminal defense attorney from Hines, Ranc & Holub,
you can rest assured that your case will be treated with the utmost professionalism
and seriousness. Our expert legal advice and strong experience in assault
cases will help you build the best possible defense against accusations
of bodily harm.
To learn more about what we do or schedule a free criminal lawyer consultation,
fill out our contact form or call us today at (512) 472-6565.